The Gibson Inn
December 18, 2023
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Annual Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience and achievement.



Become a part of New Old Florida in Apalachicola - the coolest place to stay on the Panhandle. 

Join our respected Gibson Inn team located in the heart of Apalachicola, Florida. Established in 1907 and proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this prestigious establishment offers you the opportunity to carve out your own professional legacy.

As the “Pearl of Apalachicola,” this 45-room boutique hotel features fresh, one-of-a-kind guest rooms designed for every type of traveler, a lively billiards room, wrap-around porches, Bentley chauffeur service, Gibson golf cart rental packages, complimentary bicycles, and more.

Each day, our dedicated staff goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional hospitality to our guests. Through friendliness, warmth, and an unwavering commitment to go the extra mile, we create an unforgettable experience for all.

Gibson Inn is a fantastic place to work in Apalachicola, offering you the chance to be a part of history while creating your own.

Apply today to become part of the legacy.


This could be the first step toward your dream career if you answer yes to the following three questions.

  1. Do you thrive in environments where expectations and your roadmap to success are clearly defined?
  2. Do you get satisfaction out of transforming spaces from “lived-in” to pristine?
  3. Do you have the leadership skills to lead a team of Housekeepers toward outstanding results?

If so, as our Executive Housekeeper, you won’t just maintain a hotel; you will uphold a tradition of luxury and attention to detail. You'll have the freedom to use your expertise to improve our processes, the responsibility to manage effectively, and the opportunity to lead a team that's just as dedicated to excellence as you are.

In this position, your problem-solving skills and resourcefulness will be crucial for maintaining this iconic historic property to five-star standards. You'll also have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and contribute to a challenging yet enjoyable work culture.

Ready to take a step up in your career? Here, you'll be a key player on our team, ensuring our guests' experiences are nothing short of exceptional, and in return, we'll ensure your career here is equally rewarding.

Interested? Start your application today. We look forward to getting to know you.


  • Oversee the hotel's cleanliness, orderliness, and appearance, ensuring adherence to the highest standards in all guest rooms and public areas.
  • Develop and manage the annual housekeeping budget, maintain optimal stock levels of guest and cleaning supplies, linen, and uniforms, and coordinate inventory management with the Accounts and General Store.
  • Implement and refine housekeeping systems and procedures, including pest control measures, to maintain a 5-star standard throughout the hotel.
  • Lead and supervise the housekeeping team, focusing on effective on-the-job training, performance evaluation, and staff recruitment as needed.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance department to schedule and oversee preventive maintenance of rooms and public areas and assist the Purchasing Department in selecting housekeeping-related suppliers.
  • Actively respond to and resolve guest complaints and requests, ensuring exceptional guest experiences; conduct daily inspections and briefings to maintain operational excellence.
  • Champion the “Pearl of Apalachicola” ethos by leading with a compassionate and quality-focused approach, being readily available as the first line of coverage for staff, and maintaining the overall aesthetic and cleanliness of the property, including the courtyard and surrounding areas.


  • Strong Leadership abilities and organizational skills
  • Entrepreneurial, with the ability to think outside of the box
  • Able to drive change and find ways to make things work better across departments.
  • Experience in budget planning and cost control, preferably in hospitality or similar environments.
  • Able to lead with love and show the highest level of respect for guests, staff, and self.


Annual Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience and achievement.


  • Generous PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Workplace perks such as recreation activities, food and coffee, and flexible work schedules

Schedule: As Executive Housekeeper, you’ll be the first line of coverage when staff calls out. You must be flexible to work various shifts, including evenings, holidays and weekends, as needed.

Part of the White Sands Hospitality family